Ephedrine for asthma relief
Despite all the achievements of mankind in science and technology, medicine has
invented only a few ways to treat asthma. Using ephedrine seems the most acceptable
Ephedrine is the drug which chemical properties are similar to those of adrenalin
that stimulates autonomous nervous system. Ephedrine is extracted from the plant
ephedra. Ephedra is one of the rare plants which contain alkaloids. According to
its effect on human alkaloids vary: there are drugs, poisons and medicines. And
ephedra contains alkaloids, which increase muscle power. One of the alkaloids called
ephedrine. Here are the names of the other: pseudoephedrine, norephedrine, N-methylephedrine,
N-metilpsevdoefedrin and norpsevdoefedrin. Ephedrine is the main ingredient in
ephedra – its content from 40 to 90% (depending on location).
All this may seem to you a distant exotic, but you probably have already used the
ephedrine alkaloids, and more than once. Pseudoephedrine is included in all new-funds-bags
Ephedrine applied: to narrow blood vessels and reduce the inflammatory phenomena
with rhinitis, as a means to increase the blood pressure during surgical interventions
(particularly in the spinal anesthesia), with trauma, blood losses, infectious
diseases, hypotension illness, etc. Also used (often in combination with other)
in bronchial asthma, and sometimes with hay fever, urticaria, serum sickness and
other allergic diseases, with myasthenia, sleeping disease, poisoning by soporifics
and drugs, with enuresis. Effect when enuresis is linked to a stimulating effect
on the central nervous system, with sleep becoming less deep and easier when you
wake up the urge for urination. (See also imipramine). Local solution of ephedrine
used as mean for expanding the pupil (to the diagnostic purpose, in ophthalmic
Bronchodilators for the treatment of asthma (e.g., Primatene ephedrine for cough relief and Bronkaid 25mg ephedrine) contain
adrenaline, which relaxes the muscles around the breathingways. They provide short-term
relief, but do not help in controlling the disease or stopping asthma attacks.
They are not recommended for people suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes,
thyroid disease, or cardiovascular system diseases.
If you use bronchodilators for the treatment of asthma, but its effect is not valid
or you'll have to take it for more than two times a week, consult with your doctor,
pharmacy or consultant for asthma. There are other medications that will help you
to control the disease and live full life.